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Independent Industry Analyst Examines Virtualization of Business Intelligence

Claudia Imhoff of Intelligent Solutions authors whitepaper, web seminar,
“To V or Not to V: BI Goes Virtual,” sponsored by Composite Software, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif. - April 21, 2008 – Composite Software, Inc., the virtual data integration company, today announced the availability of “To V. or Not to V a whitepaper by Claudia Imhoff, president and founder of Intelligent Solutions, a leading consultancy on customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI) technologies and strategies.  Composite Software is also the sponsor of a subsequent web seminar, co-hosted by Imhoff and Composite Software Vice President of Marketing, Robert Eve, on May 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. 

The whitepaper and seminar will discuss the two most popular techniques for data integration, virtual data federation and physical data consolidation, and the technologies that support each method, enterprise information integration (EII) and extract, transfer and load (ETL).  In the whitepaper, Imhoff offers eight BI examples to help implementers determine when to use each technique and technology.

“In today’s dynamic environment, organizations are faced with new and increasingly critical decisions that can affect their very survival,” explains Imhoff in the whitepaper’s introduction.  “Decision makers are making increased demands on their BI environments to produce the right (or appropriate) data at the right time, and faster than before.  Appropriate data means the combination of historical, low latency and real time data from a variety of sources that call for sophisticated data infrastructures that go way beyond simple data combinations and displays.” 

The web event is open to registered attendees and will explore how virtual data marts and operational data stores can provide real-time information across operational as well as historical data.  Field examples of companies that have switched to virtual data integration will also be presented.

In addition, web seminar attendees will learn:

Registration for the web seminar may be completed at: 

Copies of the whitepaper are available upon request from .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


About Composite Software, Inc.

Composite Software, Inc. provides a virtual approach to data integration.  Hundreds of enterprises including five of the top six U.S. investment banks as well several Government agencies, such as the Office of Secretary of Defense and Intelligence, and software vendors including Cognos, Informatica and BMC, rely on the Composite Information ServerTM to virtualize, abstract and federate data from multiple, disparate sources and deliver this real-time information to their applications.  Composite Software’s technology fulfills real-time information requirements, enabling enterprises to respond faster to business requests, reduce their data integration costs, and keep pace with ever-changing business needs. Founded in 2002, Composite Software is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit

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